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... we don't want them to be like us. We go there because we want to experience the beautiful culture and people of Brazil. I will most certainly be venturing back to Brazil if not only for its people and beauty, then for carnival at some stage! We were sad to leave Brazil, yet we were excited for our next adventure in Peru. Our first stop was Huacachina, where we both had a killer time. Huacachina is a natural oasis in the sand dunes. We had never ...
... the way or so it seemed.
The following morning we were reunited with Laura, fresh from her Amazonian adventure. Following a dispute over the charges at the hostel - Luz, the owner, charged us far more than she should have - we departed for the border and the small Bolivian town of Copacabana on Lake Titicaca! We were sad to be leaving Peru, where we had had so many good times, but excited for the more remote and lesser-developed Bolivia at the same time.
... Lake Titicaca to visiting the Floating Islands and Taquile Island. Lake Titicaca is the worlds highest navigable lake, located on the border between Peru and Bolivia. We got picked up in "limousines" and taken to the port to catch the boat. It was something different. Before long, we were all at the port and it was time to head out on the boat on our Lake Titicaca adventure. Our first stop was the Uros (or floating islands). It was ...
... came. :-)
After dinner we returned to our room, watched the football on TV, and settled down for the night, as it was another 5.30am start in the morning. The effect of the magic capsules hadn’t worn off yet, so I was pleased to report that I enjoyed a great night’s sleep, one of the best I’d had for days. :-)
Tomorrow we were due to set off for Cuzco, where we would spend four nights before the conclusion of our Peruvian ...
... the viability of sustaining the population as well.
Selling goods and textiles to tourists has become an important source of revenue for the island inhabitants that are willing to do so . . . not all of them are. At the same time, though, that occupation unfortunately cuts into the hours of heavy maintenance required in the cutting, transporting ...